The Verona Romance

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Castelvecchio Bridge, Verona, June 2016

This June, I traveled through the Veneto region of Italy. Unlike many of my other trips this year, I had a companion! My best friend from back home just so happened to be in Italy for a wedding. Naturally, we took the opportunity to meet up and explore!

The first stop on our trip was Verona. (We may have been heavily influenced by Romeo and Juliet…)

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Basilica of San Zeno, Verona, June 2016

Verona was the perfect Italian village – expansive piazzas, domineering cathedrals, and endless pizza around every corner. There was so much history contained within this pocket-sized town. The massive scale of the arena, located in the heart of the city, stood out from the rest of the city. Against the backdrop of small shops and restaurants stood the resilient Roman amphitheater; I couldn’t help but imagine epic gladiator battles despite the fact that it is nowadays used for operatic performances. (I have a feeling Russell Crowe would be in his element here.)

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Verona Arena, June 2016

And of course, how could we visit Verona without seeing Juliet’s balcony? (Although we did not pay the entry fee to climb up – what ever happened to ‘you can’t put a price on love’?)

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Juliet’s Balcony, Verona, June 2016

Next stop: Beach day at Lake Garda! Stay tuned…

 

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